Astrophotography Workshop with Sigma Ambassador Jack Fusco

Astrophotography Workshop with Sigma Ambassador Jack Fusco

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In-person astrophotography workshop with Sigma Ambassador Jack Fusco

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Astrophotography lecture & Post Production lectures are included with your workshop purchase. The Astrophotography lecture is highly recommended before attending this workshop to get the most out of your experience. The lecture will be recorded and a link for viewing will be available for 30 days.

Online lecture only: HERE


Jack will lead a small group of photographers to a fantastic viewpoint of Mt. Rainier. The night will begin with an overview of the techniques discussed in the prerequisite online lecture as the group prepares to put them into practice.

What You Will Learn

  • We will meet on location with time to scout and plan compositions.
  • Jack will share his personal approach to how he would plan an entire night to maximize his time shooting and ensure that he leaves with images he is excited about.
  • The night will begin chasing as many Milky Way compositions and shooting techniques as possible and end with time to shoot star trails.

What You Should Bring

  • A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with manual settings
  • A fast aperture lens
  • Extra batteries (2 or more) and memory cards (64gb+)
  • A sturdy tripod
  • Shutter Release / Intervalometer
  • Red light equipped headlamp, the red light will be less harsh on our eyes and help keep night vision intact!
  • Warm clothing – Dress in layers to help stay warm. Hand warmers just in case.
  • Wear decent hiking shoes/boots to manage the terrain
  • Water/Snacks

LOCATION: High clearance vehicles are advised but not required. Attendees must be able to walk up to 1 mile on gravel & dirt. Headlamps are required to hike back to the car park. Detailed directions to our location will be shared in advance of the workshop.


If you don't own a fast aperture lens, or want to try a different lens, Aaron Norberg, from SIGMA, will be on hand with a selection of SIGMA lenses for attendees to use during the location outing.

POST-PRODUCTION – via Zoom AUGUST 2nd - 4:00pm-5:00pm

During this session, Jack will review his workflow for processing his images.

  • Image import and organization
  • Deciding which images to process and which to discard
  • Single Image Edit
  • Stacking Images for Noise Reduction
  • Using Presets to get started + dialing in your style
  • Export for Web

Post-production is included with your workshop registration fee. Zoom Link will arrive via Eventbrite 30 minutes prior to start of meeting.

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About Your Workshop leader:

Jack Fusco is a professional landscape astrophotographer / timelapser. What began as a way purely to document his travels as a touring musician, photography has become his main form of creative expression.

On his often-sleepless journey, he strives to share the wonder of the night sky with as many people as possible. Whether chasing the Milky Way along coast lines or capturing the Northern lights in unforgiving remote locations you’re sure to find him coffee in hand, smiling up at the stars.

Many of Jack’s images are often planned days, weeks, or even months in advance while waiting for weather and celestial objects to align. The resulting work shows a true and complete dedication to his craft.

His work has been featured by National Geographic, TED, LA Times, NASA APOD, BBC, Forbes and many more


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